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The Unit 4 Seasons 2006

The complete first season of the action drama series featuring a covert team of Special Forces operatives risking their lives on undercover missions in far-flung locations

Starring:
Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor

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1. First Responders

The Unit's newest member and his wife quickly learn the ropes from the team and their wives after terrorists hijack a plane and threaten to blow it up.

AGES-12-AND-OVER Subtitles Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: 1 January 2006
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2. Stress

Bob is left behind to face tough questions from the FBI concerning the plane hijacking while the other team members are sent to Africa to recover a downed Chinese military satellite.

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3. 200th Hour

Jonas goes to Indonesia on a rescue mission, Mack is shot during a training exercise and the wives entertain a female Senator who could approve additional training funds for The Unit.

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4. True Believers

The Unit is called in to protect the new Drug Minister of Mexico from assassination during his trip to Los Angeles, an assignment which suddenly includes rescuing his wife and children.

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5. Non-permissive Environment

The team scrambles into full "escape and evade" mode after an assassination they were assigned to carry out in Spain is cancelled after they have already taken out their target.

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6. Security

The team goes to Beirut to try to prevent the Russians from selling the Iranians nuclear technology, while back home Molly confronts Tiffy about her affair with unit commander Tom Ryan.

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7. Dedication

While on a mission to take out a Taliban leader in Afghanistan Jonas is torn between completing the task and going back to rescue other Unit members who've come under attack.

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8. Sere

The Unit members are pushed to their mental and physical limits when they go to SERE (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape) school for training on how to resist torture.

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9. Eating the Young

Jonas faces an unusual dilemma when he discovers a Brazilian drug lord who is selling surface-to-air missiles to Islamic terrorists is also using children as his security guards.

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10. Unannounced

Bob's cover is blown when he tries to protect the United States Secretary of State on a visit to Africa and Molly gets swindled when she agrees to buy a house from a military widow.

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11. Exposure

At the Unit's annual "Day of the Dead" celebration Jonas deals with a young man who demands the truth concerning his father's death, while Molly begins tracking down the woman who conned her.

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12. Morale, Welfare and Recreation

While most of The Unit is attempting to defuse a bomb in a bank in Atlanta, Bob faces an equally explosive situation after Kim discovers their vacation is really a cover for a mission.

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13. The Wall

The Unit feels betrayed when they assist a French general with the arrest of a former Yogoslav general wanted for war crimes, and Tom Ryan makes a surprising announcement.

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Product Details

Genres Military & War, Drama, Thriller, Action & Adventure
Director Davis Guggenheim
Starring Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor
Supporting actors Scott Foley, Robert Patrick, Audrey Marie Anderson, Max Martini, Abby Brammell, Demore Barnes, Michael Irby, Nicole Steinwedell
Season year 2006
Network Twentieth Century Fox
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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I bought this purely on the strength of Dennis Haysbert being in it after admiring his work as President Palmer in 24, but after watching this it is a reminder that it takes more than just a great actor(s) to make a great show.

The writers of The Unit have tried to make each episode individual with regard to the stories but this has the unfortunate consequence of making it feel rushed as writers are fighting against the time restrictions of an episode whilst characters get weighed down with dialog because of the need to explain a whole new scenario.
Couple that with the unnecessary viewpoint of the army wives's perspective alongside the main story and it feels like the opportunity to show the men in full on action has been, sadly missed.

This is a shame because you want to like these men, and you want to see what these highly trained special forces can really do, but they never really face a challenging enough adversary to impress the viewer, and they always get it right and go home to their wives at the end of the day.

On the subject of the wives, it seems like they were thrown into the mix as an afterthought to maybe draw in some female viewers, but in the process, not really adding anything to the story or the enjoyment but holding it back in most cases.

It's unclear to me exactly who this show is aimed at as there doesn't seem enough involvement in either the wives or The Unit's character development to feel any empathy or respect for them. Your not really given any time to get to know anyone or care what happens to them as it makes you feel like you are an observer skimming over the surface of their day to day lives rather than being privy to, and involved in a great story.
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This is a great series, which we discovered by accident on DVD and thoroughly enjoyed. It can be characterised as a kind of mix of action thriller and soap opera--Spooks crossed with, say, Neighbours--but lest that put you off, I hasten to add the mix is generally very well done. The characters are great and you really get to know them well over the course of the series. The actors are excellent, and the plots generally tight and interesting(with one or two rather unrealistic ones, such as the final scenes of the final episode, which raise a good many questions that aren't answered.) And although there are some cheesy and corny moments, by and large there is some genuine exploration of the ambiguous double world inhabited by these elite soldiers and their families. We certainly couldn't stop watching, once we'd started!
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ive been watching the unit now since it started on bravo on a tuesday night, and i must say having a big military intrest i bloody love this show. Its a military drama that is not only about a special forces team of 5 but also about their wives and how they cope with their husbands being deployed around the world at very short notice into extremly hostile and dangerous missions. The missions themselves are soo well written and you can be assured that no two missions are ever remotly the same with different scenarios from assasinations, plane hijackings, hostage rescues, search & rescue missions, natural disasters, dealing with drug lords and special forces competitions and those are just the first few episodes. series 2 is now being shown on bravo and it keeps just getting better and better.
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This reviewer was pleasantly suprised when, on first viewing Season 1 of The Unit, it turned out to be nothing like the ludicrous Ultimate Force, which depicted cardboard-cutout soldiers bumbling through absurd plots with a caste of wooden officers, evil, toothless East European villains, and even a female team member to distract from the appalling storylines. Intelligently written, The Unit can be divided into two distinct halves; the men and their activities, and their wives, who hold it all together behind the scenes. Although the soap-opera aspect of the wives' tribulations can seem a little overdone, The Unit benefits from Eric Haney's contribution as a former Delta Force soldier - the squadron's decidedly un-military 'interest room' with its wall of fame and fridge full of refreshments; the laid-back attitude to 'mixed orders of dress'; the selection programme itself; and the relentless, ear-splitting weapons practice that allows the soldiers to stay on top of their game.

With a clearly limited budget in the first season, it's amazing - to paraphrase Austin Powers - how Southern California can be made to look like any part of the world with a few potted palms. In that respect it reminds me of old TV series like Mission:Impossible, but is none the worse for this. The emphasis here is on the characters, not the nuances of location. And led by the imposing figure of Dennis Haysbert as Jonas Blaine it's hard to ignore them. A strong cast, a not overly politicised script which contains a healthy measure of criticism of the culture within the US forces, and extremely good attention to detail make The Unit a winner.
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